Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Rahul Gandhi - Failure Analysis To Improve Learning


Failure analysis to improve learning is not a bad idea at all. That is what Rahul Gandhi is currently doing in the family backyards of Amethi and Rae Bareli. He is finally forced to listen to people who count. People on the ground! And they aren’t making music for his ears. I actually couldn’t find a good antonym for ‘Evolution’. ‘Devolution’ doesn’t exactly fit as an antonym. So the best I could come up with as a sequel to a previous post titled ‘Evolving the Gandhi’ was ‘Dissolving the Gandhi’. That one was about how NDTV wanted us to believe RG had evolved and was decimating every opponent in UP. This one is a lot more humble because it’s not nice to rub salt into wounds. So has the man learned anything? Well, first of all the Narcissist seems to be without his sycophant in chief, Digvijay Singh, for a while. If that riddance is permanent then it’s definitely is a good start. But has the narc himself changed any?

It was a thoughtful, mature speech by young leader Rahul Gandhi. If you closed your eyes and listen to the voice, one could hear echoes of Rajiv Gandhi speaking 25 years ago..”. That was none other than Psychophant Chidambaram during the plenary session of the Congress in December 2010. And no, there’s no spelling error in the name. Any intelligent man would be seriously offended by such sycophancy, but RG either didn’t mind or let it pass. Then the titles of Yuvraj, Prince and all that probably led RG to believe all the nonsense being spread by a media fed and doctored by the ‘spinsters’ around him. Arrogance was further on display when a group of villagers from Ralegan Sidhi, Anna Hazare’s hometown, were led to believe that they were invited by RG for a meeting in Delhi. Sure, they turned up in Delhi in October 2011, only to be told no such meeting was scheduled and were sent back. That was an opportunity to build bridges with Anna but dealt with undiplomatically.

The list of extraordinarily silly utterances by RG  will make a very long list. There is a departure from the past though. For once, RG stepped up and stated he accepted responsibility for the thrashing in UP. What after that? Has he stopped uttering gibberish? Hardly! In a meeting in Delhi to analyse the UP disaster, to an angry member claiming Congress paid a price for ignoring upper castes, he proclaimed “I am a Brahmin too”. That gaffe was enough for another round of jokes on the social network and even in the MSM. That done, last week of April, he rushes off to Satara district in Maharashtra to visit drought-hit farmers and has lunch with some. Seriously, at age 41 do you have to visit every stricken area to understand problems? Droughts have been a permanent problem in India at some place or the other. And what do farmers have to say about his visit? “He has come, his father had come, Indira Gandhi had come but nothing has ever happened”. And Prithviraj Chavan, the CM of Maharashtra, tags along with RG on his trip like a small-time assistant.

Symbolic theatre like dressing up as a muslim or a tribal or eating at Dalit homes do not entice or impress voters anymore. It may have worked for RG’s grandmother and father but doesn’t work anymore. Even his greatest promoters in the media like Barkha Dutt of NDTV or Vinod Sharma of Hindustan Times have shut up after his moronic display and the UP results. Oh and where are the ones who cooed “She is so charming, so natural, should be in politics”! Well, that was about Priyanka Vadra who has simply disappeared from the scene after the elections for peaceful resort locations. Let’s see if she surfaces during the monsoon. In what should now be the most serious confrontation with truth for RG has to be his current visit to Amethi. For meetings to analyse the UP debacle RG had come prepared to give the little people a pasting but instead had to face a barrage of unexpected angry retorts from his own Congress workers.  All this came in response to Rahul's repeated warnings about taking action against erring party workers during the March election. Here are excerpts from Rediff.com

"Rahulji, you may fix the responsibility on us, but don't absolve yourself of the larger responsibility for the debacle." … According to an insider, one of the party workers in Salon, where the party nominee lost miserably, went to the extent of accusing Rahul of depending solely on "middlemen". He even sought to ask Rahul, can you recognise and name five workers who were closely involved with the electioneering process," to which Rahul confessed apologetically, "sorry". "How is it that your own party leader Pramod Tiwari managed to do so much for his constituency in the neighbourhood," asked another worker, leaving Rahul completely stunned. (That, in reference to lack of any development work in Amethi).

"What we needed urgently was ruthless surgery by plugging the loopholes and by restructuring the party well before the crucial Lok Sabha elections in 2014," observed Binda Prasad, the head of Chatoh Block in Salon assembly constituency. "It is high time our top leaders prepare themselves to listen to harsh truths if they sincerely want the party to stand up on its feet again," he added.

While accusing every other party of playing communal politics the UP election proved once and for all that the Congress is the most communal party in India and is hell bent on dividing the nation on religious and communal and caste lines. While he was visiting drought-prone Satara, RG’s mother was surprisingly charming the Lingayat community in Karnataka. If RG really wants to accept responsibility for anything he has to first act on something. First, learn about India and Indians. I mean seriously learn. People are not fools. Secondly, sack nation-dividers like Salman Khurshid, Beni Prasad Verma, Sriprakash Jaiswal who campaigned on communal lines. And, of course, he has to permanently get rid of muck-spewing Digvijay Singh. That’s asking for too much. His latest aide is a Jenny-come-lately called Meenakshi  Natarajan ,Congress MP, who wants to gag the media and wants a regulatory body with sweeping powers to ban and punish media. Hardly the wisdom learned from failures in choosing aides I would say.

Manish Tewari, in a debate last night on presidential candidates, suggested that in a nation of youth someone younger may be a better choice than APJ Kalam. Dr. Subramanian Swamy who was also on the debate pointed out to Mr.Head-To-Toe that it’s not how old you are but whether you are able to “inspire the youth” that matters. For a so-called ‘youth-icon’ Rahul Gandhi has failed miserably to inspire any confidence in anyone, young or old. Apart from a terrible poverty of knowledge RG is also handicapped by an equally severe poverty of ideas. Unfortunate, I would say, for a man who had so many opportunities. Another lesson RG must learn - whatever the media hypes, the opposite is usually the result. Failure analysis to improve learning is a good exercise, except that it has a flip side – the acronym is FAIL!

28 comments :

  1. Excellent !! Why not some other group/NGO coming up with an unbiased NEWS channel ? I understand that there might be some problems posed by the Government(e.g. That channel will not get Govt. Ads, its Editor/Producer will be put behind bars for some frivolous civil error etc.). Please throw some light on that also, as why all the Main Stream media (in spite of loads of money through Ads, is still licking on to the money thrown by Govt.).

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    1. yeah you are right manish!

      someone with balls .. pls start a good news channel!

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  2. yet another excellent analysis......keep it up ravinar !!

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  3. Vineet BhardwajMay 01, 2012 4:11 PM

    Ravi - Nice pointed observations as always. Running out of words for you.

    NDA should do a big Havan and pray to god that RG leads UPA electoral campaign 2014 as he has led Bihar and UP in the recent past.

    He is joker of the highest order and will prove to be Bahadur Shah Zafar of this Mughal Dynasty

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  4. Excellent Article!

    Sanky

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  5. There is a saying in Villages, that if you pour ghee on average/low quality wood/combustibles, the wood/combustible burns efficiently with high calorific heat/fire and delicious food can be cooked on top an efficient fire. But the same ghee is rendered useless and considered wasteful if poured on dung-cakes. The same is true for RG, no matter how much opportunities [St.Stephens,Oxford/Cambridge/Harvard] poured on RG, this dung cake will continue to remain a dung cake afterall.

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  6. Seriously,Hope Rahul Gandhi is the thing of the Past !

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  7. Good post Ravinar as usual. But looks like this one has no "media is the crook" angle. so probably the first post which is focussed on RG without the media bias.

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  8. great article Ravi... keep up the good work!!

    Amit

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  9. I think it was not P cidambaram but mani shankar aiyar who said that I remember Rajiv when I heard him with my eyes close

    This is what he says on Seedhi baat with MJ akbar ..

    youtube it you will findthat video easily..

    or correct me if I m wrong??

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    1. Ankit,

      It was indeed PC who said that in the Dec 2010 Plenary meeting of the Congress.. MSA, if at all, may have just repeated it. You will find that if you google it.

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  10. Superb, as usual. Rahul Gandhi's is a typical Gandhi family behaviour - trust some handpicked lieutenants a.k.a errand boys who would only tell what they like to hear and never the truth. Rahul Gandhu prematurely celebrated the Coronation, sad it FAIL'ed. Failure Analysis? That is for smaller mortals, Ravinar :-) X-JP are beyond this. Read the statements from AK Anthony (and some statements even before results were completely out)When it comes to Gandhi family, more things change, more they remain the same. FAIL'ed :-)
    Thanks once again for the wonderful post.

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  11. Rahul Gandhi asked Nirmal Baba for a cure. Nirmal Baba has advised Rahul to marry a Muslim girl, dine with 10 Dalits, all unrelated, at five star Hotels every night, take up magic and instead of delivering speeches perform magical tricks during rallies and ban ex MP CM from his inner circle.

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  12. Any article on these people gets my goat; being permanently rid of this entire family and their crowd of sycophants is the 1st step for a resurgent Bharat.

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  13. This guy is just unbelievable. I love all his articles. HE's an excellent writer.

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  14. Great write up. Nails the type of Rahul Gandhi communal politics that he follows

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  15. RG is a waste of time for this nation. He's without brains, and we're trying to analyse him because he's gandhi (or claims to be gandhi). His real name should have been Rahul Jahangir. After all his grandpa was Feroz Jahagir 'Gandhy'.

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  16. Superb article.

    I loved the comment by Satara farmers. That was a good thappad for this joker Rahul Gandhi

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  17. Hello RAVINAR,
    As usual, perfect analysis. I liked that new label of Diggi Raja - Sycophant-In-Chief. Rahul Gandhi [or Ghandi?] and intelligence are 2 words that can't be said in one breath. So why talk any further about what he did and what he did not? It is good that the scion of Gandhi Dynasty is at the helms of Congress affair. It will keep sycophancy at its peak; more mistakes shall be committed...but unfortunately, there is Opposition worth its salt to cash-in on this god-send opportunity. And that seems to be our fate. Let us see how things shape up.Thanks for such wonderfully analysed piece. Regards - KRV

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  18. Ravinar,

    Did you read this?
    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/the-gujarat-growth-gaffe-social-media-calls-bluff-296607.html

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  19. Unbelievable. Thanks for posting this. Amazing now they have started fudging data just to put Modi down!

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  20. @ MEENAKSHI NATARAJAN
    Earlier the sweet tongued silly hearted addressed to introduce a bill on media and quoted when expressed the subsequent apprehension of the media quoted "If you take a sword in a war as warrior then you should not turn back about the life"-This was to contain media over boffors. Now this sub junior steps in his shoe?

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  21. Excellent, as always.

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  22. Sudarshan AmleMay 05, 2012 10:46 AM

    congratulations for such a fantastic article

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  23. man is made by their brought up surrounding and childhood misering,neither rahul had any dearth of pain,struggle and agony of life nor he has to work hard to achieve, because he borned with silver spoon,so he started his life with billion dollars bank account with love,luxury and play,youthman best pass time is sex,liqour and show, in whole he is master,he has both world,,so how he can be prooved as leader he is totally drag on party he has not even 1% qualities of leaders, he should be dumped as soon possible, indian public has grown mature and want subash bose like leaders ,who could electrify indian masses,,,he s idiot with his close idiot collegue,,,he should start his life from peon again

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